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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward | #7

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (6) / MLW
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Ersan Ilyasova stayed hot with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting Sunday, going 5-of-6 from downtown with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.
The 10-year veteran was coming off a pristine 9-of-9 shooting performance on Saturday, and he's a combined 10-of-11 on 3-point shots over the past two games. The Hawks don't have much frontcourt depth due to injuries right now, which protects Ilyasova's minutes night to night, and he's worth deploying while he's running hot. Dec 10 - 11:26 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova made all nine from the field for a season-high 26 points with three rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

He was ice cold coming into this game at 34.6 percent from the field, but Ghostface Ilya dropped one of his platinum hits in this win. He continues to get minutes at center and is spacing the floor. His calling card is his ability to draw charges, and Taurean Prince has even asked him for tips. "TP sometimes says I'm the best in the world," Ilyasova said. His owners may want to make sure he's a go for Sunday against the Knicks.
Dec 10 - 2:03 AM

Ersan Ilyasova started on Monday but hit just 2-of-5 shots for five points, three boards, three steals and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes of a 110-90 loss to the Nets.

He's an interesting fantasy option right now with the Hawks hurting at power forward, but he gave way to guys like DeAndre' Bembry, Tom Cavanaugh and Luke Babbitt tonight. He should be worth owning right now and tonight's game was a blowout, but the fact he played so few minutes is a bit of a concern.
Dec 4 - 9:52 PM

Ersan Ilyasova started at power forward against the Nets on Saturday, scoring nine points with 11 rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes.

It's possible the Hawks were going to start Ilyasova at the five and they did change their lineup because of Tyler Zeller starting. After playing seven minutes at center in the fourth on Thursday, he played 7.6 center minutes today -- the Hawks trailing was a factor on Thursday. With John Collins (shoulder) and Dewayne Dedmon (leg) down for most of this month, Ilyasova should be worth owning in standard leagues as long as he makes shots.
Dec 2 - 6:03 PM

Ersan Ilyasova will start against the Nets on Saturday.

We saw him play seven minutes at center in the fourth quarter on Thursday and he should get big minutes today with the Hawks being so thin. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues.
Dec 2 - 2:32 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers.

This is just his second game of the season with double-digit points and he was shooting 28.3 percent from the field prior to Thursday, but the Hawks are going to need him now more than ever with Dewayne Dedmon (leg) out 3-6 weeks and John Collins going down with a shoulder injury tonight. Mike Muscala is also still out with an ankle issue. Ilyasova had three rebounds, four steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes, putting him firmly on the radar as a short-term pickup.
Nov 30 - 10:51 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played just five minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday with one rebound and one assist.

If John Collins sticks at power forward, that's bad news for Ilyasova's playing time. He's a drop candidate in the vast majority of leagues.
Nov 22 - 9:55 PM

Ersan Ilyasova picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday.

As a 30-year-old veteran on a rebuilding team, the Hawks have every reason to prioritize minutes for guys like Tyler Cavanaugh, DeAndre' Bembry and even Luke Babbitt (whose contract isn't guaranteed until mid-December). This is your queue to cut Ilyasova in all but the deepest leagues.
Nov 18 - 10:40 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) returned to action on Wednesday with one point (0-of-4 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), eight rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes off the bench.

Mike Budenholzer was watching Ersan's minutes on the recommendation of the training staff. Luke Babbitt (back spasms) left tonight's game and didn't return, but it was Tyler Cavanaugh who started the second half. Ersan would pick up minutes if Babbitt misses time, but Atlanta doesn't play again until Saturday.
Nov 15 - 10:25 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (knee) will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Kings.

Ilyasova has missed the past eight games, so he'll likely be working with a minutes limit tonight. Luke Babbitt's playing time will take a hit with Ilyasova back in the rotation, but neither guy has much value in fantasy hoops.
Nov 15 - 11:28 AM

Ersan Ilyasova (knee) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

Ilyasova has spent the past eight games on the sidelines, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him come off the bench until his conditioning gets where it needs to be. That said, once he is fully up to speed, Luke Babbitt figures to head back to the bench and he might drop from the rotation entirely with how well John Collins has been playing.
Nov 14 - 4:10 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (knee) will not play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

He's now at the end of the two-week mark of his initial 1-2 week timetable, although considering we haven't had any reports of him increasing his activity at practice, we'd wager he's still not all that close. Luke Babbitt should continue to start in his absence with John Collins seeing some increased opportunity off the bench.
Nov 12 - 4:59 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (knee) is not expected to play against the Pistons and Wizards this weekend.

Back on Oct. 29, he was expected to miss 1-2 weeks, so it looks like he'll be on the back end of that timeline. John Collins should get heavy minutes, but he does have to keep his fouls down. The Hawks also went with a ton of three-guard lineups and even used Isaiah Taylor and Malcolm Delaney on the wings.
Nov 8 - 2:52 PM

Ersan Ilysasova (knee bone bruise) will miss 1-2 weeks according to the Hawks.

The Hawks have every reason to be cautious with Ilyasova and he probably won't be back until he's completely healthy. He can be dropped in most leagues, while Dewayne Dedmon, John Collins and Mike Muscala will all get a bump in value in the short term.

Ersan Ilysasova (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Sunday.

No revenge game for Ghostface Ilya. He played 30 minutes on Friday against the Nuggets, so we should get a heavy dose of John Collins and Mike Muscala. It makes a lot of sense to even start Collins against Giannis Antetokounmpo. Regardless, Collins should be owned in standard leagues while Muscala could be a solid stream play.
Oct 28 - 6:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
3Josh Magette
4Isaiah Taylor
SG1Kent Bazemore
2Marco Belinelli
3Tyler Dorsey
SF1Taurean Prince
2DeAndre Bembry
PF1John Collins
2Luke Babbitt
3Ersan Ilyasova
4Tyler Cavanaugh
C1Dewayne Dedmon
2Mike Muscala
3Miles Plumlee